Definition of tumble dryer in English:

tumble dryer

Line breaks: tum¦ble dryer

noun

British
  • A machine that dries washed clothes by spinning them in hot air inside a rotating drum.
    More example sentences
    • Heating is by electric storage units and each house has a washing machine, a tumble dryer and a microwave.
    • You have to put all your clothes into an electricity-eating tumble drier instead of letting them dry naturally in the fresh air.
    • It seems the filter fell off the back of the tumble dryer's drum.

Derivatives

tumble-dry

verb
More example sentences
  • Almost all of Sweeney's work, including the velvets, can be machine-washed and tumble-dried because, as he says, you have to be practical.
  • I thought they were a bit tight when I put them on, but then they always are after I've washed and tumble-dried them.
  • So there is no spinning or weaving, and is machine-washable and you can tumble-dry it.

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